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Posted by Mary on April 27, 2000 at 00:43:40:

In Reply to: JCA- Run out of options posted by Rebecca on April 25, 2000 at 06:43:23:

: Hi, im 18 and iv had arthritis since i was 4yrs
old (14 years) I have polyarticular arthritis so i
have it in all my joints. Over the years i have
tryed dozens of medications, and suffered many
side effects with no improvment.
: At the momment my doctor has put me on
methotrexate, but it is very strong and makes me
very sick. Unfortunatly acording to my doctor i
don't really have any other options, the arthritis
dose not seem to respond to anything!
: In the past i have had many flare ups and been
given steroids, and had an operation on my finger
( unfortunatly unsucseful)My fingers and almost
unusable because they are so bent, my neck is
fused from c2- c6 and the doctors say there is
nothing more they can do.
: It is not a problem of chnaging doctors, i have
seen alot, in fact an entire conference meeting of
rumetoligists was held just for me.
: But with no luck, i know it's a slim chance but
i wanted to know if anybody had any ideas that
could help,as it seems im out of options.
: Thanyou.

Hi, JCA! My husband has severe Rheumatoid Arthritis and has been on Methotrexate and Prednisone for a few years. He recently had some flare ups but we didn't want to increase his meds. A Nutritionist suggested te herb, Feverfew and also Fish Oil capsules with Omega 3. Also, Evening Primrose Oil capsules. Best placeto get them is a place like GNC, etc...After a week now my husband is doing much better. Swelling and joint redness much improved. Hope this helps some.

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